Arkadelphia is committed to realizing the vision of the Clark County Strategic Plan a comprehensive planning initiative addressing the future development of our community. To date, the Plan has leveraged over $55 million dollars for our community. The Plan, adopted in 2007, was written by a public-private organization of more than 500 volunteer county residents, and updated in 2013 by Leadership Clark County, Class V.
STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Dr. Wesley Kluck, Co-chair | Ouachita Baptist University
Dr. Lewis Shepherd, Co-chair | Henderson State University
Donnie Whitten, Education | Arkadelphia Public Schools
Paulette Blacknall, Education | Henderson State University Education Renewal Zone
Jason Edington, Leadership/Housing | United Country Hometown Realtors
Roland Gosey, Leadership | Williams Funeral Home
Bill Wright, Economic Development |Southern Bancorp
Lonnie Jackson, Economic Development | Henderson State University
Kathy Loden, Healthcare | Clark County Health Unit
June Wolfe, Healthcare | Gurdon Baptist Health Family Clinic
Leah Hasley, Housing | Henderson State University
Mark Overturf, Housing | Twin Rivers Architecture
Fred Phillips, Tourism |DLT Events
Vickie Egleston, Tourism | Iron Mtn. Lodge & Marina
The Clark County Industrial Park, located on U.S. Highway 67, approximately five miles south of Arkadelphia, covers 313 acres and is developed for industry with sites from 4.5 acres to 26.5 acres.
Leadership Clark County was established by the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Area Chamber of Commerce pursuant to one of the goals of the Clark County Strategic Plan.
The Business Retention & Expansion program of the Alliance focuses on facilitating job growth of existing business and industry and retaining jobs due to possible downsizing or relocation.